June 30, 2011 Uncategorized

Price Drop: 1960 Ranch in Stratford Landing – $559K

Stratford Landing Ranch
This updated and expanded mid-century ranch on a third of an acre in Stratford Landing, south of Alexandria and near the Potomac, has dropped to $559K from $579K. The neighborhood has a number of mid-century modern homes, including ranches with low slung roof lines and number of  “Model D”  homes that have no windows facing the street except for the glass surrounding the front door, a low-pitched, front-gabled roof, open floor plan and carport. The house–just two block from the neighborhood pool–is open July 3 from 1 to 4 pm.

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  1. Josh — July 1, 2011 @ 11:51 am         Reply

    This house has some good things going for it, and the setting is really beautiful. But seeing modern houses filled with Victorian/Colonial antiques — and some unfortunate “updates” like traditional kitchens and moldings, etc. always makes me wonder why the homeowners bought a modern-style house in the first place. If you love “traditional” style and all the trappings — which in this case includes oil paintings of Revolutionary War figures, oriental rugs, and Victorian stained-glass windows… why on earth would you buy a mid-century modern home? Especially in this area where they’re definitely in the minority.
    I picture people living in these homes for years, being unhappy about the architectural design fighting with their furnishings, and I think, “why?”

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